Anthropology Undergraduate Program

The Department of Anthropology offers both Honours and Majors degrees concentrating on social and medical anthropology, as well as archaeology. Students are introduced to these fields at both introductory and advanced levels. A wide range of geographical areas are also covered, including Atlantic Canada, Native people of North America, Latin America and Asia.

Courses on geographical areas are offered on a rotational basis. Students are expected to take courses in theory. Courses recommended for Honours are designed to ensure that students acquire a thorough knowledge of anthropological and archaeological theory and research methods, in preparation for graduate study. Based on past experience, the program provides a sound background for post-graduate study.

Courses in Area Ethnographies

These courses are intended to provide a general knowledge of the societies and cultures of selected geographical regions. Note that there are no prerequisites for any of them.

Prerequisites

Courses beyond the second level frequently require ANTH 1001 and 1002, or 1303 as well as second year courses as a prerequisite (see course listings for specifics).

Honours

Students wishing to be admitted to Honours in Anthropology should study the regulations concerning the BA Honours Program in the calendar and apply in writing to the Department of Anthropology Honours and Majors Advisor.

Single Honours

To earn an Honours degree in Anthropology, a student must complete two of the following: ANTH 1001 , ANTH 1002 , or ANTH 1303 and at least 36 ch of upper level Anthropology courses. Upper level courses must include either ANTH 5701 or ANTH 5303 . To remain in the Honours program a student must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) in Anthropology courses and approved substitutes, with no grade lower than 2.7 (B-) in a required course.

Joint Honours

To graduate with Joint Honours in Anthropology and another discipline, a student must complete two of ANTH 1001, ANTH 1002 or ANTH 1303 and 24 ch of advanced-level anthropology courses (third, fourth and fifth), including ANTH 5701 and ANTH 5303.

Major and Double Major

To Major in Anthropology, or to complete a Double Major with another discipline and Anthropology, a student must complete two of the following: ANTH 1001 , ANTH 1002 , or ANTH 1303 and at least 24 ch of upper level Anthropology courses, with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better in each course.

Minor in Anthropology

To Minor in Anthropology, a student must complete two of the following: ANTH 1001, ANTH 1002 or ANTH 1303, and at least 18 ch of upper level Anthropology courses, with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better in each course.

Honours, Major, and Minor Programs in Archaeology

For full description follow the link below:

http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/idp/archaeology/index.html

Minor in Culture and Economy

This is a joint minor proposed by the departments of economics and anthropology. The minor is open to all students including those majoring in economics and anthropology.

Economics and anthropology overlap in so far as both disciplines seek to understand humankind’s myriad social customs, institutions and behaviour as being the outcome of a rational attempt to avoid costs and reap benefits. Just as anthropology has extended its field of study to include modern capitalist economies, so economics has extended its orbit to include social and political interactions. The commonality of the endeavour suggests that a rich cross-fertilisation is not only possible, but desirable.

Students may minor in Culture and Economy by completing 24ch of courses offered by the Department of Economics and the Department of Anthropology. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each course for it to be counted as part of the Minor and are required to complete 24ch as follows:

  1. 6ch of Economics chosen from: ECON 1001 , ECON 1002 , ECON 2515 , ECON 2505 , ECON 2705 , ECON 2905.
  2. 6ch of introductory Anthropology (ANTH) courses chosen from: ANTH 1001 , ANTH 2114 , ANTH 2144.
  3. 6ch of advanced economics (ECON) courses chosen from: ECON 3055 , ECON 3504 , ECON 3702 , ECON 3724 , ECON 3845 , ECON 3361 , ECON 3633 , ECON 4775.
  4. 6 ch of advanced anthropology (ANTH) courses, chosen from: ANTH 3204 , ANTH 3244 , ANTH 3284 , ANTH 3434 , ANTH 3714 , ANTH 4011 , ANTH 4012 , ANTH 4214 .